If someone asks me what is my favourite portable snack? I would answer it is undoubtedly Biscotti's. As it is I like their crunchy taste of it and the goodness of pistachios does the rest !!
Moreover, when you feel like having a quick bite between the meals or while you are on the move these biscotti's come at your aid. The best part is that they last really long. Simple to prepare as well. Run your imagination wild while making these biscottis when it comes to nuts.
1/2 cup Pistachio
1 1/4 cups All purpose flour
4 tbsp Butter, chilled
1/2 powdered sugar
2 Eggs, beaten +4tbsp eggwash to give them a shiny look
5 drops of Vanilla essence
1/2 Baking powder
Pinch of salt
Pre-heat Oven to 350 Degrees F/180 C. Cream butter and sugar on medium speed for few seconds. Beat in the eggs and beat again till it is incorporated well. Now mix in the dry ingredients. Mix well with spatula.Now add butter mixture,vanilla, nuts and start kneading the dough. Here you may need extra flour to knead the dough on a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two portions and shape them into logs.
|Left photo: Logs are bit flattened. Right Photo: Eggwash for shiny look|
Carefully place them back on the cookie sheet with either cut side down and bake for another 15 minutes. I kept my biscottis inside the hot oven for another 10 minutes even after cutting off the power for more crunchy and firmness. Enjoy these delicious biscottis with your Chai or even with a glass of milk.